Master in Early Childhood Education

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Start on:
March, July and November

1 year 4 Month

Study Mode:
Online / Blended  Weekend intensive delivery

Fee & Scholarship:
Flexible payment and scholarship.


Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) was established on 18 December 1997 and is one of the first private universities in Malaysia. UNIRAZAK is wholly-owned by Yayasan Pelaburan Bumiputra, which also owns Permodalan Nasional Berhad (PNB). Since 2012, UNIRAZAK has been under the leadership and guidance of our esteemed Chancellor, YABhg. Tun Ahmad Sarji bin Abdul Hamid.

UNIRAZAK is known for its coveted degrees which were jointly-developed in partnership with globally renowned professional bodies. This unique approach enabled its students to obtain dual publications: a degree and accreditation by professional bodies relevant to their chosen fields be they in accounting, management, taxation and Islamic banking & finance. To date, UNIRAZAK’s programme partners include CPA Australia, Chartered Management Institute of United Kingdom (CMI), Malaysian Association of Tax Accountants (MATA), Chartered Tax Institute of Malaysia (CTIM), Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia (IBFIM), Malaysian Institute of Insurance (MII) and others. Today, UNIRAZAK is firmly established as ‘Kuala Lumpur’s Premier School of Business, Government & Education’.

UNIRAZAK meets the highest standards for tertiary education and has been awarded MSC-status and SIRIM certification ISO 9001:2000. In 2017, UNIRAZAK achieved 4-star ratings for MYRA and SETARA and was bestowed the Ministry of Education’s Grand Award for ‘Entrepreneurial Private University of the Year’ in 2015.


Graduate School of Business (GSB) helps to realize the university’s aspiration to be a centre that provides high-quality education and training of managerial leaders with internationally acclaimed recognitions and accreditations. As a centre of excellence in postgraduate business education, GSB specializes in providing business and management-related programmes which are relevant and purposeful in meeting the current and future needs of the industry. The programmes are designed to provide real-world practical learning experiences that incorporate both hard and soft skills as well as to be intellectually stimulating with well-grounded theories on business and management. GSB is home to a wide variety of specialised postgraduate academic programmes that set themselves apart from the staple programme offerings found at many universities. Such programmes include Master of Management, the first MBA (Online) in SEA with secured anti-cheating Virtual Exam Centre and specialized MBAs accredited by Chartered Manager Institute (CMI), United Kingdom (UK) like MBA (Leadership), MBA (Services Management) and MBA (Retail and Hypermarket). With CMI Programs, graduates will be certified up to Level 7 Chartered Manager status, the first university to be accredited in Malaysia. We also offer research programmes such as Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy.

Master in Early Childhood Education

The Master in Early Childhood Education programme aims at equipping students with knowledge and practical skills in early childhood education as well as inculcating the right attitude, ethics, sense of professionalism and leadership skills for our students to become well trained and knowledgeable educators. The programme is designed to provide students with an industry-relevant curriculum which addresses both theoretical study and current practices in early childhood education to produce graduates with critical thinking and problem solving skills so they can contribute to nation-building and adapt to market needs in the context of early childhood education needs. 

The Master of Early Childhood Education is tailored to allow the graduates to embark upon teaching, training, managing and providing consultation in the field of early childhood education. Equipped with holistic and integrated knowledge, the graduates will be able to work as childcare providers, trainers in early childhood education, trainers and consultants in early childhood education, academicians, researchers, decision makers, entrepreneurs as well as practical and theoretical thinkers in early childhood education and beyond.


Master in Early Childhood Education requires a total of 40 credits to complete in 1 year 4 months.

Program Core:

Foundations of Education

Psychology of Learning and Instruction

Young Children in Multicultural Environment

Theories and Programme in Early Childhood Education

Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education

Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Policies and Practice in Early Childhood Education

Programs Research Methodology

Electives - Choose 1 (one)

Strategic Human Resource Management

Innovation and Creativity

Managerial Leadership


Trend and Issues in Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Intervention and Program Development

Research Project

Project Paper



  • A Bachelor’s Degree in ECE with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent; OR
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent, as accepted by the Senate AND 3 years working experience in early childhood fields; OR
  • A Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent, as accepted by the Senate AND a Diploma in ECE/ 4 years working experience in early childhood fields; OR
  • A Bachelor’s Degree not meeting CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent, as accepted by the Senate can be accepted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experience in early childhood fields and rigorous internal assessment.


  • For International students, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 600 OR International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 OR its equivalent.
  • The validity period for TOEFL and IELTS is two (2) years from the date of the award.


APEL admission requirement for Master Programme: Minimum 30 years of age with STPM/Diploma/A-Level/equivalent and relevant work experience.


  • A Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Head Teacher
  • Centre Administrator
  • Early Childhood Education Director
  • Early Childhood Curriculum Developer
  • Course Coordinator
  • Consultant associated with pre-schools and even for those who are planning to open a pre-school

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